LISTEN: Slopestyle Skier Kaya Turski with CBC’s Jian Gomeshi

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“Canadian Kaya Turski won her fourth gold medal for slopestyle skiing at the X Games on Sunday — an especially impressive feat given how recently she suffered a devastating knee injury…”

So goes CBC pop culture Q host Jian Gomeshi in his web intro to a revealing 45-minute radio interview Tuesday with Kaya Turski. This slopestyle skier from Montreal, QC is now a favourite for the first ski slopestyle Gold ever to be won at an Olympic Winter Games.

It was only five months ago that the 25-year-old skier underwent experimental knee surgery to be fitted with both a synthetic tendon, and a tendon from a cadaver. Now she’s winning gold medals.

Here’s a link to Gomeshi’s conversation with Turski last Tuesday, fresh from the Aspen XGames, and just as she was packing to leave for a pre-Olympic holiday in Venice, Italy:

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/qpodcast_20140128_20825.mp3

Photo of Kaya Turski and Jian Gomeshi courtesy of www.kayaturski.com

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles

 

 

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